The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer goods editor/analyst Austin Smith and consumer goods editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes discuss topics around the investing world.

In today's video, Brendan and Austin each pick one of their favorite stocks from their favorite sectors and battle it out to see which one is better to shareholders. Brendan picks General Electric, Austin picks Philip Morris, and they debate which one investors should buy today.

Austin Smith and Brendan Byrnes have no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Altria Group and Philip Morris International. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Philip Morris International. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.